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Bird guide Aaron Bowman of Audubon Alaska points out nearby birds to 11-year-old Jarod Sproates during a bird walk Sunday on the Potter Marsh Boardwalk. The event was sponsored by Audubon Alaska and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. Another walk is planned for Tuesday morning. More photos from Sunday's bird walk at adn.com/outdoors
Anchorage Daily News
A sandhill crane flies near the bird watchers during the walk sponsored by Audubon Alaska and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game at Potter Marsh.


Denali Park Field Seminars registration: Multiday seminars led by expert instructors include topics in wildlife, botany, geology, painting and more. Courses based out of the Murie Science and Learning Center field camp located along the Teklanika River. $330-$440; lodging, meals and instruction included. For more information or to register, visit www.alaskageographic.org or call 907-683-1269.

Alaska's National Forests Photo Contest, Chugach National Forest, 3301 C St. Get creative with your social media and enter the Chugach and Tongass National Forest summer photo contest. Share your photos, stories and adventures for a chance to win cool prizes! For participation and contest details visit www.myalaskaforests.com.


Potter Marsh Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Potter Marsh, E. 154th Ave. A guided leisurely bird walk on the Potter Marsh board walk sponsored by Audubon Alaska and Alaska Department of Fish and Game. This family-friendly event is for beginning birders as well as those who are more experienced. Binoculars spotting scopes and guide books will be available. Free. (276-7034)

Parent and me Walks, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Moms, dads and children are invited to learn the trail systems in the park and meet other families with similar interests. Strollers and backpacks welcome. For all ages. $5. (343-4217, 343-6397, www.muni.org/parks)

Moose and Musk Ox Calf feeding, noon and 4 p.m., Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center, Mile 79 Seward Highway. Staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have, but be warned, this event happens fast, these are hungry little guys! Regular admission applies. (783-2025, www.alaskawildlife.org)

Dog Mushing 101, 2 p.m., Anchorage Alaska Public Lands Information Center, 605 W. Fourth Ave. Meet an Alaskan husky, stand on the runners of a dog sled, meet a real musher and more. Join Erin McLarnon and her sled dog for this demonstration in the visitors center. Free. (644-3661, www.alaskacenters.gov/dog-mushing-101.cfm)

Archery Fun League, 6 p.m., Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. Have fun learning to shoot target archery and meet other shooters. $5, C12 and under free. (www.northwestarchers.com)


Guided Da-Dew-Run-Run Hike, 6:30-10 p.m., Eagle River Nature Center, 32750 Eagle River Road. Twelve registered people, at least 18 years old, can join a 6-mile round-trip hike with dessert at Dew Lake. Be in good shape, bring daypack with snacks, water and wind/rain clothing. Call to register. Free; $5 parking for non-members. (694-2108, www.ernc.org)

Alaska Dirt Divas weekly women's ride, 6:30 p.m., Glen Alps Parking Lot, Toilsome Hill Drive. Come ride the Powerline Trail from Glen Alps to the lakes and back. Bring mountain bike, helmet and teacup for post-ride treats. Free, $5 parking fee at the trailhead unless you have a state parks sticker.(Alaskadirtdivas.blogspot.com)


Coastal Trail Bird Walk, 9-11 a.m., Westchester Lagoon Park, 1700 W. 15th Ave. Join Audubon Alaska's Aaron Bowman for a walk that will focus on the birds that make Anchorage Coastal Important Bird Area (IBA) a special place. The walk will begin at the Westchester Lagoon boat ramp in front of the island and will follow the coastal trail to the Fish Creek mouth. Novices welcome. Binoculars available for free. Free. (276-7034)

Atheneum Off Road Driving Course, 9 a.m., Atheneum School, 1920 W. Dimond Blvd. For ages 13-18. The four day course is July 12-15 and includes basic auto mechanics, safety and correct driving habits, stick shift and auto driving practice and an overnight camp-out. $400. (350-1708, www.atheneum.org)

Moms, Pops, and Tots, 10 a.m.-noon, BLM Campbell Creek Science Center, 5600 Science Center Drive. Spend time playing outside with your infant or toddler and network with other parents. Learn about outdoor gear and leave with useful handouts. Free. (267-1245, www.blm.gov/ak/st/en/prog/sciencecenter.html)

Rowdy Rangers, 1:30-3 p.m., Kincaid Outdoor Center, 9401 Raspberry Road. Adventurous play dates offer an opportunity for kids to play and learn. Activities vary on weekly basis and include Dino Digs, Beach Day, Scavenger and Treasure Hunts. For ages 5-12. $10. (343-6397, 343-4217, www.muni.org/Departments/parks/Pages/ActivityGuide.aspx)

Alaska Outdoors Weekly Hiking, 6:30 p.m., Turnagain Arm McHugh Trailhead, Seward Highway. Join other outdoor enthusiasts for a challenging hike. Meeting location changes every week. $1 for nonmembers. (770-0440, www.alaska-outdoors.org)


Tryck Garden Tour, 7 p.m., 3625 Rabbit Creek Road. An easy stroll through various gardens discovering and discussing what's in bloom and the different foliage colors and textures. Non-perishable food items or cash donations for the Food Bank accepted. (345-2507)


Palmer Elks Charity Golf Tournament, 8 a.m., Settlers Bay Golf Course, Knik Goose Bay Road. A blind draw tournament with a shotgun start . Drawing will be at 7 p.m. July 13 at the Palmer Elks Lodge on Finger Lake. NY steak dinner at 5 p.m. at Palmer Elks Lodge. $10 per guest with paid player. Registration is $125 per person and includes greens fees, golf cart and dinner. (745-3950, www.palmerelks.org)

Women Rock Adventure Challenge, 10 a.m., July 14, Matanuska Lake Park, S. Glenn Highway. Teams of 2-3 will navigate their way through a series of checkpoints by foot, mountain bike and canoe. Beginner friendly, but will challenge experienced racers. Canoes available for rent on first come first serve basis. $75 for 2 person team, $100 for 3 person team. Prices go up by $25 June 30. (306-9806, 529-8985; www.alaskaadventureracing.com)

Archery 101, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Kincaid Park, Raspberry Road. Free classes open to all ages. All equipment supplied. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Call to register. (240-6533)

Rebel Riders Trick Team and Cadence Drill Team Performance, 7-9 p.m., WCCEC, 3900 Abbott Road. A free horse show, performing tricks and synchronized moves at a full gallop. Entertainment, food and fun. (310-1971, www.rebelriderstrickteam.com)


Bark in the Park and Canine Frisbee Championship, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., Delaney Park Strip, 10th St. See and participate in dog contests, watch agility demonstrations, receive information on licensing dogs and on canine vaccines, visit with vendors and learn about the importance of cleaning up after pooch to keep our waterways clean. For dogs of all skill levels. $5 per dog. (343-4217, www.muni.org/parks)


ADFG Map and Compass clinic, 6-9 p.m., Rabbit Creek Shooting Park, 15222 Seward Highway. Learn basic map and compass skills so you will know where you are or where you need to go. All materials are included. Pre registration is required. $20. (267-2534, 267-2187, www.adfg.alaska.gov/index.cfm?adfg=huntered.hitcalendar)

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